British Literature 1
Literary Analysis 1
Choose from 1 of the 2 questions below and write an essay answering it to the best of your ability.
1. Identify and examine a theme in the poem, Deor. What is its significance? Also, examine how this theme is relevant in contemporary culture. Look around and be specific.
2. Deor, the speaker of the poem, appears aggrieved in the work, Deor. About what? What’s the problem? What are the cultural roots of this problem?
Now that you have the questions, pay close attention in your essay to your own position in relation to the question. Will you write a thesis? Make sure to use plenty of evidence from the text to support your analysis and conclusions.
Length: in and around 400 words
Due: Beginning of class.